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Politics isn’t always ugly

April 7, 2015

A few weeks ago, I was asked to say a few words at an Earth Hour event in a public park in our riding. I said, “Yes please, and thank you!” of course. I took with me a petition in support of my private member’s bill, the Climate Change Accountability Act. My thought … anybody […]

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Building resiliency the key to surviving extreme weather

The recent prolonged stretch of frigid winter weather left many Toronto residents without water, and had the city scrambling to restore services. Ward 32 was among the hardest hit with hundreds of frozen pipes, broken water mains, and ‘no water’ calls to 311 and to my office. Many of our fellow neighbours are still without […]

It’s not either freedom or security – it’s both

The morning of Oct. 22 gunshots rang out. I hit the floor, my back to the wall, bracing a table across a door into our caucus room. Bullets flew on the other side of the door. It was very real for a few moments. It seemed very real for much longer, fueled by rumours, guarded […]

The brave (and bundled-up) will inherit the Beach

Cold enough for ya? All this consistently cold weather has been an unavoidable reminder about the nature of the country we live in. Sure, the grumblers will curse under their breath, the climate change deniers will spout their nonsense, and a lot of people will choose to stay inside for a Net­flix marathon over heading […]


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